United States Marine Corps Uniforms, Insignia and Personal Items of World War II

Harlan Glenns “United States Marine Corps Uniforms, Insignia and Personal Items of World War II” is a reference book which every WW2 USMC collector should own. It is a massive 272 page hardcover book featuring excellent photography and details of many original items (mainly uniforms). Shown are herringbone utilities, Summer Service, Winter Service and Dress (Blues) uniforms, shoulder sleeve insignia, foul weather gear, footwear, headwear, personal items and more. Special chapters are devoted to USMC camouflage, Raiders and Paramarines. What i do not like is that the author sometimes writes like a “salty marine”, this is at times a bit irritating… it is also a bit weird that some photos feature the author himself posing in original gear.  Still this is a book that should not miss from your collection. A companion book by Harlan Glenn focusing on WW2 USMC Gear was just released.

United States Marine Corps Uniforms, Insignia and Personal Items of World War II, 272 pages, hardcover, ISBN: 978-0764322648

~ by m1pencil on January 8, 2010.

2 Responses to “United States Marine Corps Uniforms, Insignia and Personal Items of World War II”

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  2. This book and its companion book about the gear are the best books I have spent money on. Before this book I assumed paramarines just wore the normal marine corps utilities not only was I proven wrong but also the author spent some time explaining some of the gear the paramarines wore.

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